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Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Today, a Tuesday, New Hampshire voters head to the polls in the United States’ first primary election for president. Billions of dollars will be spent on this year’s presidential election, yet America ranks far behind most countries in the world in voter turnout: 139th of 172.

If you’re new around here, Why Tuesday? is an effort to have an open and honest conversation about the state of our voting system. And that’s why we ask a simple question that most politicians, though they live and die for election day, cannot answer: why do we vote on Tuesday, a day smack in the middle of the work week? Know the answer? If not, you’re not alone. Click the button below.

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Why Tuesday? is a non-partisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2005 to find solutions to increase voter turnout and participation in elections... More

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In 1845, before Florida, California, and Texas were states or slavery had been abolished, Congress needed to pick a time for Americans to vote... More

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Patrick, France is a post-Christian secular country. Relatively few of them attend church, and voting on Sunday does not interfere with their religious practices, because most of the population is not religious...

Posted by John on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

In France they last voted on a Sunday. France is despite the Bourbon legacy a largely Catholic country, yet they vote on Sunday...

Posted by Patrick on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

I think weekend voting would make the most sense, as people wouldn't have tu run home after work or wake up early to hit the polling stations beforehand.

Posted by Zander on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?